Band Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

December 30th, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg

The end of the year always seems to bring a number of band personnel changes, and this year is no exception.

Formula 5 keyboardist and founding member Mike McDonald played his farewell gig with the band at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que earlier this month. Stepping into his shoes will be Matt Richards, who will make his official Local 518 debut with the band at a Valentine’s Day concert at King Neptune’s Pub in Lake George on Sunday, February 14.

And Mister F guitarist and founding member Andrew Chamberlaine is also parting ways with his band. He’ll be playing his farewell gig with Mister F at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Friday (January 1) for the moe. after-party. No word yet on Chamberlaine’s permanent replacement, but Mike Candela (formerly of Dale & the ZDubs) has signed on as a fill-in for the band’s January East Coast tour.

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